Tuesday February 14th – Open Thread

Tomb of the Unknown ChristmasOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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119 Responses to Tuesday February 14th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

    Seven-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau dies at 76, two days after announcing retirement

    Al Jarreau, the legendary jazz artist and seven-time Grammy winner, has died. He was 76.

    The singer died about 6 a.m. Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital surrounded by family and friends, his agent said. The cause of death was not immediately known, but news of his passing comes two days after he announced his retirement from touring and was admitted to the hospital for exhaustion.


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  2. G-d&Country says:

    Happy Saint Valentine’s Day fellow Treepers!
    St. Valentine ~ Martyr – Feast Day February 14. There are at least three different Saint Valentines, all martyrs, for February 14. One is described as a priest at Rome who, with St. Marius & his family, assisted the persecuted martyrs of the time. Another was bishop of Interamna (modern Terni). They both seem to have suffered in the 2nd half of the 3rd century & to have been buried on the Flaminian Way. The Flaminian Gate of Rome was known to ancients as the Gate of St. Valentine. The name was taken from a nearby small church built by Pope Julius I, & dedicated to the saint. Of the 3rd Saint Valentine, who suffered in Africa with a number of companions, nothing further is known. Opinions vary about a connection between the martyrs Valentine with the Feb. 14 feast day & the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. Some argue there is no connection while others state the custom stems apparently from the medieval belief that birds choose their mates on this day, & so Valentine is the patron saint of lovers. It has also been suggested that the color red for the valentines is a reminder both of the warmth of the hearts of lovers & also the martyrdom of Valentine who died for love of Christ. (from EWTN.com)

    Here is a box of ‘chocolates’ for those who can not have candy 😉


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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    The classical guitar is one of the more intimate of instruments. I sometimes get the idea quite a lot of the music written for this instrument was originally intended to be played and mainly enjoyed by the person making the music. When I hear this music I sometimes think of sitting on a cool veranda with a bottle of Marques de Riscal and a good guitar.

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    • I think you’re right. Guitar was strictly a “folk” instrument, not favored by or written for by notable composers until Miguel Llobet and Andres Segovia raised its profile as a concert instrument in the early 20th century. Segovia invented a technique of using both the pads and nails of the right hand fingers that was much brighter and louder, and he was the first to advocate for using nylon strings after WW2, replacing the previous, quieter catgut.

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  4. F.D.R. in Hell says:

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  5. rumpole2 says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day Treepers… ❤️️

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  6. Lucille says:



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  7. Gil says:

    Its a very beagly Valentines day! https://youtu.be/JySkz5VD6TU

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    • wondering999 says:

      Did you see the wonderful Youtube of Mia the Beagle at the Westminster dog show? It will probably pop up again on Cursday, but if you can’t wait (she’s so cute)


  8. kinthenorthwest says:

    With all the happenings, on the 13th this song kept popping into my head
    God, Bless You all my dear dear Treeper Family Friends
    Dear Patriotic Treeper Family Friends
    I know we will stand together,
    I Have faith that my Treeper Family will never forget what true Americans believe in and stand for.


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  9. Lucille says:

    Interesting poster:

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  10. Janie M. says:

    Excellent Joe Bonamassa video, with vocals by Paul Rodgers (Bad Company)

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  11. citizen817 says:

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 1964

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  12. smiley says:

    Lovers in a Wood by Moonlight



    John Atkinson Grimshaw (British, 1836-1893) ~ Romanticism

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  13. Howie says:

    I wonder if they will be able to drain enough water by the time the new storms hit. It looks like a race against time. A new waterfall is forming.

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  14. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
    Matthew 19:19 (KJV)

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

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  16. Dora says:

    Édouard Manet – Carnations and clematis in a crystal vase (1880)

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  17. The first meeting with the builder went very well. My mom’s going to write the check to secure the lot we chose. Plus we decided on the house we will build. Keeping most of the floor plan, and only tweaking it a little to have a built-in bench close to the front entrance and front coat closet. It will have two nice size bedrooms one upstairs for my mom and one downstairs for me. There will also be a smaller bedroom upstairs where we will set up my mom’s office space. And three bathrooms all of them with showers in them.

    The upstairs living area is a open concept with the dining room near the front entrance that flows into the spacious kitchen into a large living room. Turn left into a short hallway to my mom’s master suite between her suite and office/smaller bedroom is the laundry room. Plus along that short hallway is the second upstairs bathroom and a nice size mud room.

    Downstairs will be my bedroom as you first go down the stairs the downstairs bathroom, and a large open entertaining space where it will be broken into sections one being where my computer desk will be set up, another area for exercise equipment and a comfortable seating area. There is also a spacious utility room – closed off to the kitties – and a area next to my bedroom that we will leave the floor as cement for the kitties liter box area.

    I think that’s it. The fun part will be when we have our meetings to pick appliances, floor coverings, cabinets, etc etc etc… 😇

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  18. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo a.m.20ninth20circus.jpg

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  19. Bob Thoms says:

    Anyone catch Foreigner performing this morning on FoxNFriends; they were great, acoustic with Chatham High School choir back up !

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  20. Dora says:

    Valentine’s Day and the meaning of true love

    Today is Valentine’s Day ­ the day when TV commercials nag men to buy roses, candy, and jewelry for their wives or girl friends.

    But did you know that the day is named after a real person, St. Valentine?


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  21. Texasranger says:

    Big Lion Loves Wiener Dog

    Video 3-Minutes:

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  22. Howie says:

    Make 3 million dollars sniffing urine! Not a joke.
    Taxpayer-Funded Study Asked if People Could Smell ‘Asparagus Pee’
    Researchers at Harvard on two active studies that received over $3 million last year surveyed nearly 7,000 people to determine if their urine smelled funny after eating the vegetable.


  23. BigMamaTEA says:

    Senate teevee beginning voting on Linda McMahon for SBA Director.


  24. Gil says:

    Ode to a cream puff…If you have beagles, you get it, bigly….https://youtu.be/I8mizqHpN9Y


  25. BigMamaTEA says:

    Senate just approved Linda McMahan for SBA Admin. 81 – 19.

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  26. decisiontime16 says:

    To all in the Treehouse…

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  27. facebkwallflower says:

    While some college students are busy being violent snowflakes and vaginas, there are some actually doing good and being responsible. They put out these reminders for “Heart Health Month”.



  28. facebkwallflower says:

    Remember a couple of years back it was discussed here, several times, about car burnings? Well, I do which makes me read this and wonder????? http://abc7.com/news/multiple-cars-catch-fire-at-disneyland-parking-garage/1753131/


    • Gil says:

      Thats scary. Comments are people saying it was an electric car battery. One saying it was a tesla. All those people that lost their cars are going to make claims against that car owner and disney. Not sure how disney can not have any liability bc of a fire? But they do own Ana-slime….


      • facebkwallflower says:

        Well, I hope looking for charted bodies in one of the vehicles. Burning people both dead and alive in cars is a trademark kilking for some gang terrorists or something, if I recall the discussion from a couple of years back.


  29. msmelchizadek says:

    A little pick-me-up!!!



  30. Texasranger says:

    Geraldo Rivera Just Quit In Shock Announcement.!

    Rivera abruptly announced his resignation as an associate fellow of Calhoun College at Yale University this weekend after the school announced plans to rename the college because of former Vice President John C. Calhoun’s support for slavery.

    Yale University to rename Calhoun College following protests over slavery controversy

    Calhoun College is a residential college of Yale University.

    It was opened in 1933 as one of the original eight undergraduate residential colleges endowed by Edward Harkness.

    It was Originally named after John C. Calhoun, it is to be renamed in honor of Grace Hopper in 2017.

    Calhoun, a US Vice President and 1804 graduate of Yale College.

    Full Story Feb-13-2017:

    Next News Network Report Video Feb-12-2017:

    PC Political Correctness

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  31. Garrison Hall says:

    A little late, but still worth a listen . . .

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  32. dogsmaw says:

    Happy Valentines Day TCH+Sundance+Admin

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  33. Katherine McCoun says:

    policeman shot a guy in Nashville that might turn into headline news. Clemmons-Lippert – suspect/policeman
    Two videos that show the situation as it unfolded. It takes place in the parking lot across the street from the camera.

    several more that has been released:

    The local news (left leaning)
    local liberal “alternative” paper
    additional facts as currently being reported


  34. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    I’ve been wanting to post some Tweets from Joy Villa since yesterday morning.
    Everyone knows her albums sales are top on Amazon #1,3,6,8 of top ten, and more.

    She has also come out in support of Trump. She has tweeted her support to Trumps Twitter feed.

    She is also ant-drug. Before the election she asked people on Twitter to vote against Prop 64.
    She has also conveyed on her Instagram she is ant-drugs, she signed her cd’s over a year ago with anti-drug messages.

    She has many good Tweet’s the last few days. Don’t want to spam here. Just posting one.

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  35. Lucille says:

    Just because it’s lovely and relaxing after a weary day….

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  36. The Tundra PA says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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